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♪ host: good morning. welcome to the "washington journal." sandy took quite a toll on the east coast. as of late tuesday, sandy is responsible for a 250 deaths. 18,000 flights canceled. 8.2 million residents in 17 states without power. it could be days before the power is restored. seven of 10 new york city tunnels flooded. some say is a freak storm that cannot be tied to climate change. we will get your take on that. republicans -- 202-585-3881. democrats -- 202-585-3880. independence -- 202-585-3882. you can send us a tweet @cspanwj. we will begin with the editorial page. and their thoughts on this. sandy signals an era of extreme weather. this is what the editorial pages to say. even before citi turned ashore near publix city -- debate was raising in scientific and government circles over whether the monster hurricane nor'easter was a spawn of global warming. a lot of the conclusion is that sandy would have happened with or without climate change. but the extra heat and humidity. this much seems beyond speak. because of man-made warming, the united states is in an era of extreme w
a brief campaign hiatus' courtesy of hurricane sandy, president obama and mitt romney resumed campaigning. the candidate's weekend travel schedules made it clear where the election was likely to be decided. obama was slated to return to ohio today. saturday, sunday and monday. he was set to appear in iowa, virginia, wisconsin, florida, new hampshire and colorado. romney was doubled to campaign in ohio, went -- wisconsin, new hampshire and virginia. statewide polls differ on who was ahead in colorado and i what it should obama with a single digit lead in nevada and wisconsin. eight of nine surveys are the past week and a crucial ohio give obama a narrow edge. and we will be focusing on a violator in today's "washington journal." and our swing state series. we want to hear from voters and not-swing states. we want to hear how the election is playing out how you are. and this from the baltimore sun, charging more the candidates will go in the next couple days. ting where the candidates will go in the next couple days. again, the candidates focusing all of their attention in the days leading
with the director of fema about preparations for hurricane sandy, which is threatening the east coast. the president's reelection campaign has changed its schedule for the next few days. so has the mitt romney campaign. the romney senior adviser says there are staying in touch with state officials and visiting states not directly impacted by the storm. and we would like to hear what you think the impact of hurricane sandy is shaping up to be on campaign 2012. the numbers to call -- host: you can also find this online through social media. send a sick twitter message, twitter.com/c-spanwj. or you can join the conversation on facebook. look for c-span and way in there. you can also e mail us, journal@c-span.org. starting with "the baltimore sun" -- "the candidates crack -- preciously sought to close the deal with voters as this year's surprise, not a storm, laid waste to their best played -- best laid plans." host: other papers are covering how hurricane sandy is affecting politics. "president obama and opponent, mitt romney, made final arguments to voters as the campaign's dealt with uncertainty." ha
. christie are toning things down a little bit ahead of the election because of hurricane sandy. that was in florida yesterday. c-span cover that event. some of the surrogates in the second tier members of the ticket are still out there campaigning. howard, you are on the "washington journal." which candidate can best reach across the aisle in your view? caller: good morning. i think the republicans when we are in trouble. i was proud of eisenhower when he sent troops to little rock to help the people there who were down. i see the governor of new jersey return to his normal rights of helping his people with the help of the president. the president was for getting about the people and was just trying to make sure he was a one-time president then the. all they want to do is help themselves. i think the republicans will reach across the line when they are really in trouble. that is my opinion. host: thank you for calling in this morning. a couple of facebook comments -- well, new york, too, was hit very hard. here is the front page of "the daily news." it is a full page. they expl
: sandy could leave 10 million without power, economic losses could reach $20 billion according to papers. hit has had was hardest with a nine-foot storm surge. the subway could be crippled. trading stopped in this morning and will continue to be on the sidelines this morning. all of this bringing to light your trust in a government during natural disaster. that is where we want to begin, getting your thoughts on that. also delaying the pro forma session of congress. house and senate will be in sessio session, pro forma session, later on today. we want to hear from you in the first 45 minutes, your trust in government during natural disasters. the numbers are on the screen. host: you can also put your comments on our twitter page and facebo facebook. already sends us an e-mail and we will take all of your comments that way this morning. we have a report from the "washington post" the headline is storm brings candidates' disaster response into focus. hurricane sandy battering of the east coast is expected to produce historic rainfall and cause billions of dollars of damage and disruption
. the numbers are -- a lot of talk regarding the storm off the coast of the carolinas, sandy, what are the plans for the republican operatives for the ground game should that storm make land fall in the carolinas either monday or tuesday? guest: i'm not sure that sandy is going to have an impact on us in north carolina especially in this area. it looks as if it's aiming toward delaware and virginia. here if it does, it will graze the coast which isn't very heavily populated and head up to the northeast. with that said, it looks like it's going to be a rain any day so we're doing our best to turn out as many republicans as possible. host: our first call comes from scott in connecticut on our line for republicans. go ahead. caller: yes, good morning. i've been paying attention to this year's election. i believe it's crucial to our country in so many ways. and i just have a question is why the obama's record really has not been brought into light with his jobs 25,000 that never took place, the closing of guantanamo bay which never happened and nothing transpired from it? host: your response? guest:
on a federal corporations for -- president obama is briefed on preparations for hurricane sandy. tamara, -- tomorrow, bob beirsack looks at 2012 campaign fund-raising. >> it is a great source of information for the public. if you want to know anything about what is gone on with legislation, with policy, xi's van haslett coverage. i liked books tv. it is nice to see some of the people that you read about. kid does not offer commentary. it is just telling you the facts. you can make your own decision. the decisions are not being told it to you. people who want to be engaged in society and know what is going on. cockbo c-span, brought to you as a public-service. >> during this week's question time british prime minister cameron answered questions about lowering energy bills and allegations of child sex abuse by a former bbc presenter. the prime minister told that under his government voting by prisoners would not be allowed to vote. >> questions to the prime minister. number one mr. speaker, >> thank you mr. speaker. this morning i had meetings with minister and colleagues and others and
hurricane sandy. romney will be in avon lake, ohio. that is it for "washington journal." we will see you tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> the federal government is closed today as hurricane sandy is making landfall along the east coast. most of the schools in the washington area are closed. numerous commercial flights grounded. the d.c. and new york city metro services have stopped altogether. the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq have halted all possiblyday and possib tomorrow. many of the campaign events that we are planning to cover today have been cancelled due to the storm. president obama is cutting back on his campaign appearances today. he was to appear with bill clinton in florida this morning. instead he will be in washington monitoring the storm from the white house. mitt romney is in the midwest today with stops in three battleground states, starting with an event in ohio. then he's headed to dive and por -- davenport, iowa, and then wisc
not accurate. host: john prible, because of these hurricanes that we looked at earlier in 2004 and sandy, will those rates go up overall? guest: not as a result of this particular storm. what fema is currently doing and have been for about 10 years, they're undergoing a massive modernization project where they are going across the country using scientific and engineering models to remap. we had a caller earlier who said that the map was old and out of date. that will not be the case. so there will be changes to flood zones over the coming years if you cannot already had a change. you may have one coming in the next two years. but it will not be the result of a particular storm or particular flooding event. these policies are different than private insurance policies in that regard. for example, if you have an auto insurance policy and get into an accident and make a claim, your insurance premiums going forward may increase because of your history. the national flood insurance program does not quite work that way. in that individual storms or flooding events don't have a direct bearing on
minutes here we'll take you to an update on the response to hurricane sandy. a conference call with the director of homeland security -- secretary of homeland security. also transportation secretary and others which we'll have that live when it gets under way scheduled to start at 2:30. meanwhile president obama has arrived sand houring hurricane damage. we should hear something from the president later on this afternoon. the president putting his campaign on hold until tomorrow when he's back out on the campaign trail in wisconsin. mitt romney campaigning today. we'll have campaign stop this evening in jacksonville with mitt romney live on c-span. ahead of that vice president biden is no ohio and we'll have that at 3:00 eastern on c-span. and in ohio is states governor are traveling across the state encouraging early voting here six days out. we'll have their stop in ohio coming thup afternoon at 5:30 eastern. >> under indiana has made incredible progress in the last eight years. we've balanced budgets and now we have the largest budget surplus ever in history. it's going to m
three biological daughters were pretty well grown, we adopted that group together, which has given sandy and i nine grandchildren so far. the youngest of which is less than one month old. when that little fellow come into the world, he was $51,000 in debt because of our national debt. while everyone in this generation fights over who among us deserves credit for building water and how much money we can spend ourselves right now, who is going to stand up for our children and their children? i am just an old farm boy who wound up in business. but i grew up in an america where a farm boy who knew how to work could follow his dreams and achieve success. but as i watch the basketball teams and youth groups and scouts, laughing and playing in the gym behind my house, i worry about their america. the america which you and i will soon turn over to them. i will never give up on this country. i love america because of the god-given freedom that america represents. i asked you to join me in that belief and in this cause. i appreciate it and i thank you so much. >> mr. casey? >> jim, thank you. i wo
management agency to discuss preparations for hurricane sandy. following the briefing, he spoke briefly with reporters. >> good afternoon everybody, all of us across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all the people across the eastern coast going north that you need to take this very serious and follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we've just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here and the various agencies in charge including the didn't of the defense and energy that are going to need to respond quickly. we've had a chance to talk to the regional officials of fema as well and i've talked to the governors of the potentially impacted states as well as the cities in the region. at this stage, everybody is confident that the staging process, the position of equipment that are going to be needed to respond to the storm are in place. but as cr
any fallout or benefit from hurricane sandy for the candidates? guest: i think it's becoming clear that this has been a plus for president obama. how big, we will see. if you are the incumbents and you're in a tough race, what do you want to do? you want to look presidential. that's a great advantage of incumbency. that is precisely the way he has looked, with the help of his new best friend chris christie. i guess bill clinton will have to step aside. he was the president's new best friend. now it's chris christie. with that bipartisan blessing, the president looks good. for mitt romney, he was pushed off the stage. this storm was a kind of circuit breaker for about three days. momentum, at least according to the romney camp, had been building up for romney. you lose that. politics is not just about the national voter choice. there's a big dial-up emotions included in this. i think the air went out of the balloon to a certain degree for romney during those three days. does he have time to regen? of course. we are back in the campaign today and will be back at a fever pitch by mond
of hurricane sandy. with that, i will turn it over to dr. nab at the hurricane center. >> thank you. we have a very large category 1 hurricane off the southeast coast of the united states today. the intensity is not expected to change dramatically between now and when the center circulation eventually comes ashore in the mid-atlantic northeast area some time monday evening or tuesday morning. but the center of circulation will only be a very smart part of the story because this is a very large system and weather will start to go downhill from virginia up through new jersey and then points north and inland from there. we already have tropical storm conditions on the coast of north carolina. and because of the large size, again, the weather will deteriorate well in advance of the center of circulation and then we anticipate that the system will slow down after coming ashore on tuesday and into wednesday and when you have a large slow-moving system that is much more capable of producing larger storm surge values in coastal areas, longer periods of potentially damaging winds at the coast and inl
to hurricane sandy. the president holds a rally in green bay, wisconsin, this morning before heading west for an eempt later today in las vegas. you can watch both those events live on line at c-span.org. tonight at 9:00 eastern, the president will be speaking to supporters at the university of colorado in boulderment you can watch that live right here on c-span. mitt romney is campaigning throughout virginia today. he'll be in roanoke, virginia beach, and this afternoon in doswell just outside richmond. c-span will have live coverage of that stop beginning about 2:15. also live a rally with mitt romney's wife ann. that will be at noon eastern. she's speaking with supporters in columbus, ohio. live today at noon here on c-span. president obama yesterday spent the afternoon with new jersey governor chris christi touring the damage across the state's coast left from hurricane sandy after surveying some of the wreckage and speaking with victims of the storm. both men spoke briefly about the coordination efforts between federal and local officials. >> good afternoon, everybody. thank you-all
campaign 2012 .ebate coming up ver see some of a to the damage due to hurricane sandy. crews are restoring power to the hundreds of thousands affected by the storm. there are downed trees and flooded roads that are still a part of the problem. there's still no word yet on a new address tomorrow. we're told that the metric system will be back in business -- the metro system will be back in business early this afternoon, around 2:00 p.m. for now, the president has set aside the campus -- he has cancelled scheduled appearances in ohio tomorrow. today, former president clinton will be in minneapolis. mitt romney has toned down his campaign for the short term. earlier today, he attended a storm relief event in ohio. his running mate is supporting relief workers in wisconsin today. this is mitt romney's campaign event earlier today. >> thank you, you guys. a lot of people are hurting this morning. there were hurting last night. the storm goes on. i have had a chance to speak with some of the governors in the affected areas and they have talked about a lot of people having a hard time. i apprecia
about how much might be dispersed out of those sandy relatedopr stuff. >> public assistance, we have not done any of the permanent work. almost everything is still emergency work. that number will be based upon the the mission assignments and stuff. i will have public affairs is that back. for individual assistance, the total number of registrations in new jersey, new york, connecticut was 122,000 and total disbursed was 107 million dollars so far. >> could you address how the gas sorted is being helped -- shorter's is being held. our generators being offered? what else is being done for people who need gas for the generators? of work beinglot done in the utility's and the industry to get pipeline terminals back up and getting the receiving. that has already been occurring. the other part of the retail side and distribution of gas. we're working very closely with governor christie's team. sometimes getting additional trucks second off load fuel -- that can off load fuel. all of these options are under way and being worked with the states. correct thinking. i think that wraps up our c
responders and hurricanes sandy and their ability to communicate? >> a couple of things about new york. new york has a system called plan. i am horrible with acronyms but i think it is personal -- i cannot remember what the acronym is but it is a personalized alerts. the a stands for alert. what i saw from that standpoint was that the individuals who had enabled the phones found out what was going on. that was an augmented help to first responders. we worked with fema and other entities to ensure the systems' and back of systems were in place. we worked with radio stations to ensure they have backup power in terms of generators. what i am seeing is, again, how codependent we are and how much i communications back up, that infrastructure, how much that means, especially in times of crisis. the fcc was all hands on, open 24/7 to ensure that wherever there were deficiencies, there.ere >> you have been nominated for a second term by a pope, but not confirmed by the senate. >> this is true -- by barack obama, but not confirmed by the senate. >> this is true. >> there are rumors you would be desi
, this is this week's radio addresses. president obama talking about the countries response to hurricane sandy. then mitt romney talking about the upcoming election. >> this weekend, millions of our fellow americans are still picking up the pieces from one of the worst storms in our history. i toured new jersey on wednesday with governor christie, and witnessed some of the terrible devastation firsthand. it's heartbreaking. families have lost loved ones. entire communities have been wiped away. even some of the first responders who repeatedly put themselves in harm's way to bravely save the lives of others have suffered losses of their own. today, i ask everyone to keep them in your prayers. and as president, i promise them this -- your country will be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild. throughout the week, i've been in constant contact with governors and mayors in the affected areas, who are doing an excellent job in extraordinarily difficult circumstances. and we owe the first responders and national guardsmen who have been working around the clock our deepest grat
they are watching out for hurricane sandy. they're looking at that all up and down the eastern seaboard. and in the "new york times" this morning, we've got a picture of vice president joe bide known oshkosh, wisconsin, on our friday -- on vice president joe biden in oshkosh, wisconsin, on friday. he was scheduled for an event in virginia, but it was cancelled. fears of storm disrupting final days of campaign is the headline. sandy is expected to be a strong tropical storm that could cause severe coastal flooding, intense wind damage, and knocking out power to millions of people for days. the candidates may find it harder to push last-minute messages if they are competing with the images of a large, threatening storm. that could have a particularly outside impact in virginia, a key battleground state, if the storm hits that far south. host: read more about that in this morning's "new york times" and other papers from sea to shining sea. gail is calling from canton, ohio, on our line for democrats. she's optimistic about the economy. go ahead, gail. caller: very much optimistic about the
with respect to the aftermath of hurricane sandy. we had some of that impact here in new hampshire. we still have tens of thousands of folks without power. we did not get hit as badly as people in new york and new jersey, connecticut, selfish or massachusetts. a little luckier than those, but hopefully everyone will go -- will get the help they need of the recovery will go smoothly. host: president obama will to work the state of -- tour the state of new jersey today. caller: you have to understand why president obama can delay the benghazi problem until after the election. he was very proud to show the situation room when he got a hold of bin laden, but now he does not want any faxed to come out about this one until after election. host: why do you think he is delaying it when the house is controlled by republicans? caller: because he is. you tell me he is not? host: i do not know. i was wondering what evidence you have of that. caller: any news program, he will go on better of it, the view, but will not go on any programs that will ask him the hard questions. host: we go to neal, a republi
caused by hurricane sandy and our thoughts and prayers go out to them. and if you're able to help please donate to the salvation army or american red cross. we're a generous people. don't forget them. let me tell you it's great to be here with the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan and his wife. [applause] next to ann romney, paul ryan is the best choice i've made. we enter the final week of the campaign. and obama is saying four more years. we have a different cry of course. what is it? crowd chanting four more days. >> look what i've started. we are so very grateful to you and to the people across this country who have given to this campaign. it's not about paul and me. it's about america and the future we're going to leave to our children which we thank you and ask you to stay at it all the way until victory on tuesday night. [applause] now i have a question for you, are you finally ready for real change? [applause] as you know four years ago barack obama promised to do so much. he promised to be a bipartisan but he became the most partisan. then he was going to focus
of the federal emergency management agency today to get an update on preparations for hurricane sandy. the national response coordination center in washington is where fema is managing the deployment of federal resources to states along the east coast, ahead of the storm. >> thank you. >> keep it up. thank you. >> great job. >> >> across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm and my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic, going north, that your need to take this industry seriously. and follow the instructions of your state, and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we've just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here, the various agencies that are in charge, including the department of defense, department of energy, and those that are going to need to respond very quickly. under craig fewgate's leadership at fema, we've had a chance to talk to the regional officials as well
. the associated press reported that mitt romney has canceled appearances because of hurricane sandy. the campaign also reconsidering whether or not to send him to new jersey next week. >> because of the storm, president obama has also campaigned all campaign event today and tomorrow. the president was in orlando today for a rally but came back this morning to monitor the hurricane as it makes its way up and down the east coast. the president is set to make a statement about the federal response to the storm. he is getting the latest currently in the situation room. we will have that address live when it gets underway. also planning coverage of a federal armored to management -- emergency management association meeting administrator craig fugate. more road to the white house coverage this afternoon. we are planning to bring you a rally for president obama in youngstown, ohio. of course, the president will not be there. he is in washington. joe biden will be there. live coverage starting at 3:30 p.m. eastern. the president's statement expected at 12:45 eastern. right now, a discussion on the cost o
national guard was called up to prepare for hurricane sandy. this is about 35 minutes. >> hello. thank you. hello, everyone. it is great to be here in virginia. most of all, i want to thank all of you for everything you are doing for this campaign. as i travel around the country, i see this campaign is connecting to people in a very real way. isn't this about people's lives? [applause] i feel the same way. even if joe weren't on this ticket, i would still be working hard for this election. i teach english and writing full-time at a community college right here in virginia. [applause] that is why i am so grateful that president obama and my husband are making quality investments to move us forward on education. i'm also involved in this election as a woman who cares about the direction of our country. i have seen barack and joe said that for our rights and freedoms every single day. -- stand up for our rights and freedoms every single day. the very first law put an obama signed with the lily ledbetter. the president and vice- president know how important it is for women to make our own deci
for hurricane sandy. after that laura bush campaigns for mitt romney in michigan. then a discussion on early voting in the 2012 elections. >> you consider that a while ago no one wou a
turkish -- turned over to the administrator. >> good afternoon. as hurricane sandy keeps approaching and moving closer to the coast, we are going to be rapidly moving from preparing to support response operations. we have been moving commodities, bottled waters, meals, blankets, cots, and volunteer agencies moving their supplies in. today we have been looking at generator needs. we already had a pretty considerable number of generators and route to the area. these are the larger generators, the type you need to run critical facilities, as well as high water generators you need for water generation or hospitals. we have been looking at additional generators that are going to be leased and brought in and coordinating this with the u.s. army of engineers to respond to generator call requests. as the storm comes ashore, we will move into response, as soon as weather conditions permit. this will slow down, and there will be the time where the storm is still impacting areas, and that will have an impact on how quickly we can begin response recovery operations. >> think you. good afternoon,
x coming up tonight, after hurricane sandy caused heavy damage to parts of the east coast, president of odyssey national headquarters of the red cross. -- obama visits the national headquarters of the red cross. then a discussion on the news industry and investigative reporting. that is followed by a look at colorado as a swing state in between fatah elections. >> president obama visited the red cross national headquarters in washington d.c. today. he spoke about recovery efforts after hurricane sandy caused widespread damage across the east coast. he was in new jersey on wednesday. this is 10 minutes. >> first of all, i want to thank gail and charlie that are on the scene doing work every time we have a disaster here in the united states of america, but obviously the red cross is doing outstanding work internationally. we want to thank them for their outstanding work. a few things i want to emphasize to the public at the top, this storm is not yet over. we have gotten briefings from the national hurricane center. it is still moving north. there are still communities that
debate for the candidates for the 1st district in rhode island. we are recovering from storm sandy that did a huge amount of damage to many coastal homes. but that brings up an issue of federal flood insurance. and i had a question from a viewer should taxpayers provide incentives to healthy americans, not all coast home owners are wealthy but to build and rebuild by subsidizing their insurance? what do you say to that? should taxpayers do that? >> because federal insurance is subsidized by taxpayers, it encourages people to build and rebuild because they've got insurance. >> they should pay their fair share so i'm sure that insurance rates are very high in those areas. >> i never liked federal subsidized insurance on the coast so no. >> so your saying that people's homes who are washed away if they want to rebuild they pay for it themselves? >> i have no problem with. that my parents have a summer house. if that's where they want to put their house, that's their choice. their going to live with the consequences. i have no problem with that. >> insurance provides insurance to homes
headquarters and spoke about recovery efforts after hurricane sandy caused widespread damage across the east coast. this is 10 minutes. >> first of all, i want to thank gail and charlie that are on the scene doing work every time we have a disaster here in the united states of america, but obviously the red cross is doing outstanding work internationally. we want to thank them for their outstanding work. a few things i want to emphasize to the public at the top, this storm is not yet over. we of gone briefings from the national hurricane center. it is still moving north. there are still communities that could be affected. i want to emphasize there are still risks of flooding, downed power lines, risks of high winds. very important for the public to continue to monitor the situation in your local community. listen to your state and local officials, follow instructions. the more you follow the instructions, the more they can deal with situation. next obviously i want to talk about the extraordinary hardship. seen over the past 48 hours. our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families to of
website cspan.org. >> new jersey surfed some of the worst damage from hurricane sandy. today president obama visited the state with governor chris christie and spoke about the government's response to the disaster. this is 15 minutes. >> good afternoon, everybody. i want to thank the members that are here. i want to thank the president. we spent a significant afternoon together, surveying the damage up and down the coast line. we wanted to show the president that personally. we have the opportunity to discuss it. and over to the shelter and meet with folks and have them see the president and his concern all of us have for making sure that things get back to normal as quickly as possible. we have a lot of challenges. things we need to do to make sure we get power restored as quickly as possible, that people have clean water, hospitals are taking care of things they need to when we get kids back to school. i discussed all those issues with the president and i am pleased to report he has sprung into action immediately to give us those things while we were in a car together. i want to than
obama and mitt romney in obama's weekly address. he talks about the response to hurricane sandy. gov. ronnie gave the republican address this week. he talked about the u.s. economy and the presidential election. >> this weekend, millions of americans are still picking up the pieces from one of the worst storms in our history. i toured new jersey with governor chris cristie and witness the devastation firsthand. it is heartbreaking. families have lost loved ones. entire communities have been wiped away. even the first responders to repeatedly put themselves in harm's way have had losses of their own. today, i ask everyone to keep them in your prayers. as president, and promised them this. your country will be there for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild. throughout the week, i have been in constant contact with governors and mayors in affected areas who are doing an excellent job in extraordinary circumstances. we owe the first responders to have been working around-the- clock our deepest gratitude. our first priority is to make sure if the communities have everything they nee
for hurricane sandy. is about 35 minutes. >> hello. thank you. hello, everyone. it is great to be here in virginia. most of all, i want to thank all of you for everything you are doing for this campaign. as i travel around the country, i see this campaign is connecting to people in a very real way. isn't this about people's lives? [applause] i feel the same way. even if joe weren't on this ticket, i would still be working hard for this election. i teach english and writing full-time at a community college right here in virginia. [applause] that is why i am so grateful that president obama and my husband are making quality investments to move us forward on education. i'm also involved in this election as a woman who cares about the direction of our country. i have seen barack and joe said that for our rights and freedoms every single day. -- stand up for our rights and freedoms every single day. the very first law put an obama signed with the lily ledbetter. the president and vice-president know how important it is for women to make our own decisions about our own bodies, our own health
think is the presence as a prayer or a kid are pretty starkly laid up. >> before we let you go, sandy has to the east coast with a going into the particulars about how big the storms are or when it is heading to hit. what kinds of plants are we making to make sure the continued operations in north carolina? >> it will not have a huge impact of the journal's carolina. the coastal areas is at least populated area of the state. it is i have an effect of it was populated areas. it will be a rainy day and the northwest with it today. i will be hitting says some foam. it will have a huge amount it will have on the midwest and. many atlantic states it will happen in north carolina. >> we have been talking with rob kristiansand and within news and observer. he has been talking with us from raleigh, north carolina. they can find us on the web. thank you for being on the program. we are continuing our luck at the battleground 2010 states with north carolina at the focus from the washington general. joining us by phone is alicia few. is north carolina still employed? cruts absolutely. it is a sp
. 2012] >> as hurricane sandy continued along the east coast washington, d.c. and the presidential campaigns are adjusting schedules. the house and senate has a proceed form tpa session and the government is closed. the presidents have suspended campaign activities the rest of the day and the president is in washington, d.c. monitoring the situation with the fema. >> the stories are textbook left out. great stories about real people in american history. very important moments in american history that we don't know about. the first pilgrims in america came 50 years before the mayflower sailed. they were french. they made wine. they landed in florida in june instead of december but were wiped out by the spanish but we left that out of the textbook. a woman was taken captive by indians in 1695, marched into new hampshire. in the middle of the night she killed her captors and realized she could get a bounty for cancelness and got them and made her way to boston. they erected a statue to her, the first statue to an american woman showed her with a hatchet in one hand and scalps in the o
canceled because of hurricane sandy. as long as the rhode island debate takes place, it will be at 7:30 p.m. on c-span. >> i would like to ask you a question similar to that past of the vice-presidential candidates in their debate -- as a catholic, have is your view on abortion been shaped by gori -- your religion? >> i'm not catholic part. i am an episcopalian. and guess i cannot answer that question your >> husband is catholic. >> my husband is a catholic and i'm an episcopalian and my children are catholic. my grandchildren have been baptized in the catholic church and we have raised our children as catholics but i would be happy to talk about my view on abortion. it should be saved but rare. >> this is a valid point that is constructive and the difference between us. the prenda act - we have babies in america and in iowa that are being aborted simply because they are little baby girls because a mother wants a boy instead of a girl. we have evidence of that and it is coming in from the asian community as well. there is legislation that prohibits sex-selective abortions. i think it matt
-span.org. new jersey suffered some worst damage from hurricane sandy. today, president obama visited the state with governor chris christie and spoke about the federal government's response to the disaster. this is 15 minutes. >> i promise, you are going to be ok. we are going to get this whole thing set up. this is the owner of the marines arrive here. i want to make sure that she knows -- the owner of a marina right here. how long have you had the marina? since 1996? nothing like this has ever happened. well, we will get it done, i promise. we are going to see what we can do. we will try to work through, obviously folks' homes, making sure the power is back on, making sure the streets are clear and all the debris is gone. we want to make sure the small businesses are up and running. is the head of emergency management. he knows what to do. [indiscernible] the other thing is, i know there is a lot of aqua culture here. we will work with the governor's team and work to get everything back and deal with some of the other challenges we have got. [indiscernible] this is something that we know we
hurricane sandy. yesterday, president obama visit the state with governor chris christie and spoke about the federal government's in response to the disaster. this is 15 minutes. >> how are you, sir? what is your name? you have not gotten much sleep, have you? appreciate it. how're you? are you ok? we are going to help you. i promise. it is going to be ok. you are safe. that is the most important thing. i have my guide, craig fugate. i want to make sure she knows the week immediately give her the help she needs. how long have you left your? >> since 1996. we will get you some help. i promise. we have to prioritize. we want to make sure power is back on. make sure the streets are clear and the debris is gone. that is just one lot. we want to make sure small businesses are up and running. he is from florida. he is used to hurricanes. >> the governor asked the president to declare disaster. we make sure there are teams coming down here. i know there is a lot of agriculture here. i do not want to have you go to a lot of different outfits to find help. we will deal with some of the challenges
of hurricane sandy, president obama and mitt romney resumed campaigning. the candidate's weekend travel schedules made it clear where the election was likely to be decided. obama was slated to return to ohio today. saturday, sunday and monday. he was set to appear in iowa, virginia, wisconsin, florida, new hampshire and colorado. romney was doubled to campaign in ohio, went -- wisconsin, new hampshire and virginia. statewide polls differ on who was ahead in colorado and i what it should obama with a single digit lead in nevada and wisconsin. eight of nine surveys are the past week and a crucial ohio give obama a narrow edge. and we will be focusing on a violator in today's "washington journal." and our swing state series. we want to hear from voters and not-swing states. we want to hear how the election is playing out how you are. and this from the baltimore sun, charging more the candidates will go in the next couple days. ting where the candidates will go in the next couple days. again, the candidates focusing all of their attention in the days leading up to election day on as swing s
to meet the critical needs of this nation. >> do you foresee a hearing on sandy and it's a facts? >> i anticipate -- i did not know if it will be at the federal level but in terms of -- i am confident there will be some assessment on a state-by- state level. in terms of looking at what was done and evaluating and making pronouncements as to what we can do better. there will be hearings. i cannot know if it will escalate to the federal level. >> mignon clyburn and paul kirby, this is "the communicators" on c-span. >> our live road to the white house coverage continues tonight. at 8:25, mitt romney and his wife at a campaign rally in englewood, colorado. then president obama of former president bill clinton speak at a rally in virginia. by beginning at 10:35 eastern tonight on c-span. now, the final virginia senate debate. former virginia governors and square off in one of the closest rates in -- races in the country. courtesy of wsls tv in, west virginia. >> welcome, everyone, to the last debate of this virginia campaign. i am coming to you live from the beautiful campus in virginia.
-span. host: are you in an area affected by sandy. caller: the area where i live on the upper east side, we are doing ok. but downtown manhattan is doing better now. the understand they are starting to get their electricity back. we are ok on the upper east side. host: are there concerns about how people might be affected with election day? caller: not in this neighborhood. i am sure there are in some neighborhoods. they are talking about making the arrangements either through having generators, or the election booths or bringing back the old system of voting, i guess mechanical. host: when it comes to house and senate elections, what are you looking at? caller: tomblin to vote straight democratic ticket down the line -- i am going to vote straight democratic ticket down . in congress, senate and president, all of the individuals all over and over bolling to the religious rights against abortion rights. they are bowing to the rich people. they are against slightly higher taxation. back to the clinton 4% increase. i know wealthy people in this town. pan on the other side of the country that
biden canceled a virginia beach campaign rally earlier today because of hurricane sandy. he will be campaigning in lynchburg this afternoon along with his wife and son. we will have that for u.s. for 30 p.m. eastern on c-span. tomorrow on news makers, a kentucky senator rand paul will talk about his support for mitt romney. he will also talk about his role in congress and his views on foreign aid. that begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> is a great source of information for the public. if you want to know anything about what is going on with legislation, with policy, c-span has recovered. i like book tv. that is my favorite. it is nice to see so many people that you read about. c-span offers exactly the news as it is happening. it does not offer commentary. it is just telling you the facts and showing you so you can make your own decisions. the decisions are not being told to you. to me, that is very interesting for people who want to be engaged in society and know what is going on. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public se
of hurricane sandy. and tomorrow morning, on our news makers program, kentucky senator rand paul will talk about his support for mitt romney. he'll also talk about his role in congress and his views on u.s. foreign aid. join us on sunday for our live news makers program beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern right after washington journal here on c-span. >> as we approach election day, c-span is asking middle and high school students to send a message to the president. in a short video, students will answer the question, what's the most important issue the president should consider in 2013. for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000, with $50,000 in total prizes. >> thank you, st. augustine. i brought the friends with me. this is miles. say hi, miles. and parker, this is my other grandson, parker made his own sign. these are my -- some of my grandkids. i'm so blessed. it's so wonderful to have them with me today and my gorgeous daughter-in-law mary. as you can see, she's expecting another grandchild, so we're -- we're thrilled about that. it's wonderful to have all these grandsons. everyone kn
canceled a planned event in virginia tomorrow. the returning to monitor hurricane at sandy. the president will join president clinton and a monday afternoon campaign appearance. mitt romney has scrubbed his appearances today, instead spending the next two days in ohio. just over one week ago in the campaign. we will be talking about early voting on "the washington journal." we want to begin with the what this question. what if it is not decided on election day? what if there is a recount or multiple recounts? let's begin with some news of the morning. the front page of "the new york times. marty it is now counted by county. -- it is now county by county. there is also this from "the washington post." va. even as being scrubbed for a number of candidates. the scheduled destruction did not stop the two candidates from delivering attacks on each other yesterday. the president of using his of parents to accuse mitt romney of raising taxes on middle class when he was governor of massachusetts. the question we are focusing on this morning is, what if there is an election dispute? we are basing
. >> it is one of the races you can follow on c-span, c-span radio, and online. >> as hurricane sandy proceeds, there are still in the bates across the country. rhode island will hold a debate between david and the republican challenger. our coverage of that debate begins thursday at 7:30 p.m. eastern. mitt romney asked supporters to help victims affected by hurricane sandy. he was joined by a congressman from ohio. this is 37 minutes. ♪ >> avon lake. i say, avon lake is fired up today. thank you all for being here. and i want to thank mary taylor to make sure ohio meets its potential. but they can't do it on their own. they need someone they can work with, and that's mitt romney. folks, 8 more days. now, three days ago i was at the avon lake victory center. and the place was packed. people were enthused. they could see help is on the way with mitt romney and paul ryan. [applause] >> let me ask you, will you do everything you can do to ensure we can bring back america's promise. are you going to do it? put up your hand if you're going to make phone calls, commit to mitt today. let me see you
, including investigative reporting and collaborative journalism. hurricane sandy is to blame for at least 48 deaths. more than 8 million people without power. the house met today for a brief session at tucker on those that killed in the -- took on the bill for those killed in the storm. o rise and observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those who have perish in hurricane sandy and to remember those as well who continue to suffer. >> someone to the grocery store, i see, and purchased some things that these families will need. ira appreciate your generosity. part of the american spirit, the american way, to give to people in need. your generosity touches my heart and i appreciate what you have done. there is more coming in and we will box these things up and put them on trucks. we will send them and the new jersey, a site that we have identified that can take these goods and distribute them the people that need them. we won't be able to solve all our efforts this morning, but people will be looking for goods. one of the things i have learned in life is if you can make a difference, you c
a meeting with new jersey governor chris christie over the effects of hurricane sandy in atlantic city. also, transportation secretary ray lahood saying that his department is providing millions to states. there will be stops in wisconsin, las vegas, and colorado for the president tomorrow. mitt romney, three stops today in florida. an appearance at 8:00 p.m. eastern live at c-span. and florida, joe biden espy campaign just after -- is a campaign just after 3:00 p.m. eastern. casey -- casejohn id is encouraging -- gov. john k. sacha is encouraging early voting. >> we have made incredible progress in the last eight years. we have balanced budgets in all those years and have become the fiscal n.v. of the country and have the largest budget surplus in ever in our history. i believe we can cut taxes for every hoosier. but john, you just said that we pay for things in indiana. when you were speaker of the house, for five of the six years that you were running the state house, indiana ran deficits. when ms. daniels' came into power just a couple years later on budgets that you helped to write, ind
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